The Syntax of the Conjunct and Independent Orders in Wampanoag1

  title={The Syntax of the Conjunct and Independent Orders in Wampanoag1},
  author={Norvin W. Richards},
  journal={International Journal of American Linguistics},
  pages={327 - 368}
  • N. Richards
  • Published 1 October 2004
  • Linguistics
  • International Journal of American Linguistics
Wampanoag, like a number of other Algonquian languages, makes a distinction between Conjunct and Independent orders of verbal morphology. I investigate the syntactic factors conditioning the choice between orders and conclude that Conjunct verbs are structurally lower than Independent verbs, as they are used in syntactic contexts in which verb‐movement to high structural positions is often prevented cross‐linguistically. Wampanoag is shown to exhibit a form of anti‐agreement; this adds… 

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